Politics and Awakening: An Evening with Ven Robina Courtin


The Interdependence Project
28 West 27th Street, Suite 704 Suite 704
New York, NY 10011
United States
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Fri, 7/21/2017, 7:00pm - 9:00pm


July 21st - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

I’m just the same radical person.  I’m radically working on my own mind. Not believing in the way things appear to us: you can’t get more radical than that. I want to uproot the causes of all suffering, which are mental. In that, I am more radical than ever. Ven. Robina Courtin

We're so happy to welcome Ven. Robina Courtin back to our community for another special teaching.  She'll be discussing her experiences as an activist, and providing direction and guidance for mindful and wise engagement in the world. 

Robina Courtin was born in Melbourne, Australia, and brought up as a Catholic. She studied classical singing until her early twenties, then went to London in 1967, living there for four years. She became active in the radical left, working mainly with a London-based support group for black prisoners. In the early '70s she became a feminist and returned to Melbourne in 1972 to work with other radical feminists.

In her quest for a spiritual path, Robina began studying martial arts in 1974 and moved to New York, where she studied karate. She continued her studies in Melbourne until 1976, when she attended a Tibetan Buddhist course in Queensland given by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. In November 1977 Robina went to Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal, where she was ordained. Since then, she has lived as a Buddhist nun in the Tibetan tradition, traveling, teaching, and bringing the Dharma to people around the world, both in and out of prison. http://robinacourtin.com/

Ven. Robina is also teaching this month at Shantideva Meditation Center in NYC.  Shantideva is affiliated with the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), which follows the Buddhist tradition of Lama Tsongkhapa of Tibet as taught to us by our founder, Lama Thubten Yeshe and our Spiritual Director, Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche.  Full schedule is here:  http://www.shantidevameditation.org/

Listen to a talk given by Ven. Robina at IDP in 2012 via our podcast: http://www.theidproject.org/media/podcast/ven-robina-courtin-awakening-our-hearts-world-part-1-2

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$40 - Basic Admission
$60 - Patron Admission - enables us to continue hosting special guest teachers

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Images: Ven. Robina at The Interdependence Project September 2012 by Darren Ornitz

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